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Sunday, June 25, 2017

And the day got no better. Leeshaw.

                                 Fields full of Oystercatchers

                                    A count of 29 birds now.
                       This Lapwing chick has a bit to go yet.

After this mornings poor blog from Ogden I hoped to make amends this late afternoon at Leeshaw reservoir but not to be.
On arrival the weather was bright with a W>4 and good visibility but fishermen on the shoreline had cleared it of gulls. Leeshaw is fished by Bradford Waltonians angling club which is mainly fly fishing so the problem here is they dont sit in one spot to fish but instead walk around the whole of the shoreline so it disturbs the whole area.
                                                             A check of the fields gave a count of 29 Oystercatchers with possibly more, one field alone held 23 birds . A cormorant was on the water with several LBB and BHG gulls flying around which eventually settled once the fishermen had gone but no sign of KMs Yellow Legged from yesterday.
Just another week of June to suffer now then things will start to liven up again as we head into July.
BS

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